Brief Report: Parent’s Assessments of Their Care-Related Stress and Child’s ASD Symptoms in Relation to Their child’s Intervention History.

J Autism Dev Disord. 2018 Mar 20;:

Authors: Shepherd D, Csako R, Landon J, Goedeke S, Ty K

Abstract
Parenting a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be stressful. Understanding parent’s perceptions of their stress and their child’s ASD-related symptoms is important for both the well-being of parent and child and for other reasons, such as intervention adherence and diagnostic accuracy. We report parent (N = 570) ratings of both their ASD Care-Related Stress scores and their child’s symptoms in relation to the child’s exposure to five mainstream ASD interventions. Differences across intervention history in the way parents perceive their child’s symptoms and rate the stressfulness of performing ASD-related parenting duties were found.

PMID: 29560560 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

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